Delaware Senator David McBride [D]

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DESB246EnrollThis act provides greater flexibility for County and Municipal governments to enter into public-private partnerships for public lands. These agreements provide opportunities for the preservation of public land and limit the amount of government money...
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2018-06-15
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB465IntroIn January 2018, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 149th General Assembly in 2017 or as...
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2018-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB457EngrossThis bill provides for a residential electrician license. A residential electrician license allows for a person to conduct residential electrical work without having to be under the direct onsite supervision of a licensed master electrician, master e...
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2018-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Sunset Committee
DEHCR92EngrossThis Resolution recognizes the young men participating in the 2018 session of Delaware's Boys State and commends its sponsor, the American Legion Department of Delaware.
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2018-06-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB169EngrossThis Act makes a technical correction to SB 169 by changing the designations of the new statutes and incorporates Senate Amendment No. 1 to Senate Bill No. 169.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 11 On Its Merits
DEHB405EngrossThis bill is intended to facilitate the growth and expansion of Delaware licensed craft alcoholic liquor companies within the State by permitting them to ship product manufactured on their licensed premises to entities under common ownership and cont...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESB172EnrollThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-06-13
Amendment HA 1 to SB 172 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB411EngrossThis Act amends Delaware's existing continuity of government laws as required in conjunction with the adoption of House Bill No. 410, which completes the process to amend Article II, § 5 and Article XVII, § 1 of the Delaware Constitution to ado...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB410EngrossThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment that would alter the continuity of government provisions of the Delaware Constitution to enable the effective continuance of government following a variety of emergency situations. The first le...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB228EngrossThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program (Program), which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act. This Act replaces Senate Bill 148 and makes the following additional changes:
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB445IntroThis bill makes a technical correction to House Bill 53 enacted earlier this session. It would make the original intent clear that these firework devices can be sold and used on July 4, December 31, and January 1.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESB232EngrossThis Act expands the total number of vice-chancellors on the Court of Chancery to 6 and makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB243IntroSince 1973, § 9605(b) of Title 9 of the Delaware Code (§ 9605) has prohibited the recordation of instruments that restrict the sale, gift, transfer, assignment, conveyance, ownership, lease, rental, use, or occupancy of real property to or by any p...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESCR68EngrossThis resolution congratulates the class of 2017-2018 Eagle Scouts for having attained the highest rank one can earn in the Boy Scouts of America.
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2018-06-12
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB399EnrollThis is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by ...
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2018-06-07
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 6 NO
DESB159EngrossThe Act made changes to motor vehicle franchising practices, by doing the following:
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 12 On Its Merits
DESB165EngrossThis Act permits private sector labor organizations and employers to enter into union security agreements to the full extent allowed under federal law.
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB380EngrossThis bill allows first-time home buyers to pay their portion of the realty transfer tax at the rate that was in effect prior to the increase that took effect on August 1, 2017. The credit is calculated as 0.5% of the first $400,000 in home value, wit...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB170PassThis legislation, the Angel Investor Job Creation and Innovation Act for Small Technology Companies, creates an incentive for qualified angel investors to invest capital in qualified Delaware small technology companies..
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DESB210IntroDelawares existing Criminal Code was adopted in 1973 and was based on the Model Penal Code. Since that time, the Criminal Code has quadrupled in size and expanded to other parts of the Code without consideration to the general effects of the change o...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB209IntroDelawares existing Criminal Code was adopted in 1973 and was based on the Model Penal Code. Since that time, the Criminal Code has quadrupled in size and expanded to other parts of the Code without consideration to the general effects of the change o...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB314PassThis Act provides for a clear and established procedure and time frame during which public employees may revoke their membership in an employee organization. This Act allows public employers and employee organizations to manage membership status and ...
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DEHCR85EngrossThis concurrent resolution commends the nominees and recipients for the 2018 Delaware Governors Awards: Recognizing State Employee Individuals, Teams, and Heroes.
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2018-05-09
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESCR55EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution commends the Delaware State Dental Society on the success of its 15th annual Give Kids a Smile Program and recognizes its continuing efforts to improve the dental health of Delawares children.
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2018-05-03
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR84EngrossThis concurrent resolution thanks the Career and Technical Student Organizations for their presentation of geraniums. This concurrent resolution also extends the General Assembly's best wished for continued success to these exemplary students.
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2018-05-02
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB174PassThis Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time ...
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2018-04-18
Signed by Governor
DESB158PassThis Act allows a person to land food fish in Delaware that was caught using equipment or a method illegal in Delaware waters if the food fish was caught in the fishery conservation zone, the person has the necessary State and federal permits, the am...
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2018-04-05
Signed by Governor
DEHB330EngrossThis bill changes the age of a person to whom another person can sell, give or transfer a firearm or ammunition for a firearm from 18 to 21. However, this bill permits a person to sell, give or transfer a firearm or ammunition for a firearm to a pers...
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2018-03-29
Amendment SA 5 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHCR71EngrossThis resolution recognizes March 29, 2018 as National Vietnam Veterans Day, a day to honor and show gratitude to all service members, especially the Vietnam-era service members who risk their lives protecting our great Nation.
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2018-03-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR17EngrossThis resolution adds a new Rule 30 to the Senate Rules relating to Anti-Harassment Policy and Training.
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2018-03-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB145IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriation Act.
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2018-01-25
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB325IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2018-01-25
To House Capital Infrastructure Committee
DEHCR55EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the House of Representatives and the Senate to be convened for the purpose of hearing an address by the Honorable John C. Carney, Governor of the State of Delaware.
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2018-01-11
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB148IntroThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act.
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2018-01-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB197PassThis bill makes changes to the Delaware Professional Engineers' licensing chapter to:
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB120PassThis Act requires health insurance policies to cover any medically appropriate drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of stage 4 metastatic cancer without requiring a patient to first prove that the patient failed to respond to a different drug o...
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2017-09-20
Signed by Governor
DESB35PassThis Act enacts the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act ("REPLICA"). With REPLICA, EMS personnel will be able to respond across state borders within the provision of their duties on a short t...
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2017-09-15
Signed by Governor
DEHJR7PassHealth care spending in Delaware is higher than the national average and has historically outpaced the States economic and revenue growth, contributing to the States current structural deficit. To combat ever rising costs, this Joint Resolution autho...
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2017-09-07
Signed by Governor
DEHJR8PassThis Joint Resolution creates an Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) that is tasked with developing a report concerning the States historic budgeting practices, the need for reasonable restrictions on the us...
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2017-08-25
Signed by Governor
DESB93PassThis bill allows holders of gill net and hook and line permits to accept transfer of quotas from other commercial fishermen and catch the combined hook and line and gill net quota for striped bass using the equipment for which they hold a permit. The...
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2017-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB111PassThis bill establishes the Behavioral Health Consortium that will provide oversight and coordination of the States private and public bodies to address behavioral health issues in Delaware.
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2017-08-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB249PassAn estimated 100,000 people in Delaware participate in some form of fantasy sports, whether it is a football or baseball league with their friends and family, or more recently, a daily or weekly contest against players from across the country. This l...
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2017-07-26
Signed by Governor
DESB73PassThis Act provides clearer language concerning license requirements, gives licensees a much clearer understanding of prohibited acts, discipline and penalties; and grants the ability of the Professional Licensing Section to promulgate regulations, and...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB1PassIn every December in the years 2010 through 2015, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation enacted that year. While technic...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB4PassIn January 2017, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 148th General Assembly in 2016. Whil...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB242PassVapor products, commonly known as e-cigarettes or vape products, are increasing in popularity. This Act adds a definition of vapor products to Chapter 53, Title 30 (regarding Tobacco Product Tax), includes vapor products as a type of tobacco product,...
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB241PassThis Act increases the States alcoholic beverage tax rates. The rate for beer increases by 2¢ per 12 ounce can. The rate for wine increases by approximately 3¢ per 5 ounce serving. The rate for spirits containing more than 25% ethyl alcohol...
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB279PassThis Act increases by 1% the rate of realty transfer tax to be received by the State.
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB175PassThis Act alters various fees assessed by the Delaware Secretary of State. The Act provides that most changes to the fees and taxes assessed will take effect on August 1, 2017; however increases to the maximum franchise tax and the late penalty for th...
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2017-07-02
Signed by Governor
DESCR33EngrossThis resolution creates the Administrative Law Improvement Task Force, which is charged with reviewing Delawares Administrative Procedures Act and other related statutes for the purpose of making recommendations to modernize Delawares administrative ...
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2017-07-02
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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